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History of Medicine Days 2009 undergraduate and early postgraduate call for papers

In Ableism, Conference, History on November 17, 2008 at 11:37 pm

If there are undergraduates or early postgraduate who have suitable stuff you should apply. I can be the Preceptor if you need one.

History of Medicine Days (HMD)

The History of Medicine Days are an annual two-day Nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary in which undergraduate students from across Canada give 10-minute presentations on the history of medicine. The topic is broadly understood such as to include areas from Classic Studies, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology, Neuroscience, etc. Prizes are awarded and there are associated receptions and an awards banquet.

Each student is matched with a faculty preceptor who provides guidance for the preparation of the History of Medicine Days presentation and acts as a discussant and mentor for the student.

It is assumed and required that every student presentation provides some, even slight, original research attempt, new methodological perspective on the topic, and/or visibly critical discussion following from each presenter’s engagement with his or her topic. It is certainly possible and encouraged that 2-4 students present work on a related topic which may be included in panel form. An adequate critical discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment on such related papers.

The History of Medicine Days Conference (HMDs) is held on a Friday/Saturday March 6 and Saturday, March 7

here the link

It has a keynote speaker

The Keynote Speaker, Professor Garland Allan (WUSL) will be co-sponsored by the Darwin Lecture Series, the History Department, and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. This exciting talk on eugenics, genetics and evolutionary medicine will be delivered on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon followed by an in-depth discussion. Please stay tuned for further details.

Bionic hand makes inventions list

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm

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Fungal diesel could revolutionise fuel production

In Uncategorized on November 4, 2008 at 12:40 am

04 November 2008
NewScientist.com news service
Andy Coghlan
A fungus that can convert plant waste directly into diesel could allow us to generate biofuel without sacrificing food production
more here

Nanotechnology To Help Increase Saudi Solar Village Production 5-Fold

In nano, Nanoscale, Solar on November 3, 2008 at 3:39 am

(Nanowerk News) King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) held a 4-day workshop with IBM Research to discuss the jointly-established Nanotechnology Center of Excellence set up for research into water desalination, solar energy and petrochemicals.
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UConn Opens ‘Clean Room’ For Nanobionics Research

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:37 am

more here
Thanks to the Meridian Nanotechnology and Development News

Russia Introduces NANOCERTIFICA, Its Own Nanotechnology Certification System

In nano, Nanoscale on November 3, 2008 at 3:35 am

Nanowerk News) The start of NANOCERTIFICA, the Russian Federation’s first certification system for industrial nanotechnology production, was declared at a press conference held on October 22, 2008 at the President Hotel in Moscow.
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European Researchers Developed OLED Element That Can Be Manufactured Using Printing Technology

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:32 am

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Grant to Support Research on Nanopatch Delivery of DNA-Based Malaria Vaccines to Skin

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:28 am

UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research.

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Nanotechnology takes on superbugs

In nano, Nanoscale on November 3, 2008 at 3:26 am

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NanoImpactNet – for a healthy environment in a future with nanotechnology

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:22 am

Nanowerk News) NanoImpactNet – the European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials – is a four-year European Commission sponsored, FP7 coordination project. NanoImpactNet will create a scientific basis for ensuring the safe and responsible development of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology-based materials and products, and will support the definition of regulatory measures and implementation of legislation in Europe.
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Nanotechnology is key to improving fuel cell performance

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:20 am

more from Nanowerk here

Nanomaterials May Have Large Environmental Footprint

In nano, Nanoscale on November 3, 2008 at 3:17 am

ScienceDaily (Oct. 23, 2008) — Environmental gains derived from the use
of nanomaterials may be offset in part by the process used to
manufacture them, according to research published in a special issue of
the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
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OECD Work on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2008 at 3:11 am

PPT here

NANOTECH: Makers of carbon nanotubes must submit notices under toxic-substance law — EPA (10/31/2008)

In nano, Nanoscale on November 3, 2008 at 3:08 am

Click here to read the notice.